Built-in Alexa Skills: The Sonos One blends great sound and
multiroom audio with Amazon Alexa for voice-activated, hands-free control of
your music and more. Use your voice to play music, group rooms, and turn up the
volume. You can ask Alexa to play music from these featured music services
(Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, & SiriusXM [Spotify control coming
soon]). You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with
all Sonos compatible online music services. You can also use the Sonos One like
any other Alexa-enabled device (Amazon
Echo Dot, Tap, or
Echo Show) and ask Alexa non-music related commands (like information about
the weather, traffic, news, sports, etc) or have Alexa control your smart home
devices. For a complete list of Alexa voice commands you can use with Sonos,
- You will need to search and enable the Sonos skill from the Alexa
app on your mobile device or computer.
- Your Sonos equipment and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices must be on the
same wireless network.
- Sonos and Alexa work together using a single Amazon
account. If you have a second Sonos system in another location, you'll
need to use a second Amazon account if you'd like to use Alexa. An
Amazon account can only be in use on one Sonos system at a time.
Google Assistant: The Google Assistant will be supported on the
Sonos One in 2018 through an over-the-network firmware update.
6 Custom-Designed Microphones: Six custom-designed microphones allow
Alexa to hear you from anywhere in the room, no matter how loud the music is
playing. With smart voice capture and noise cancellation, the Sonos One ensures
you're heard. You can mute the microphone for privacy. An illuminated LED
indicator light ensures you always know when your speaker's microphone is active
Custom Built Drivers + Class D Amplifiers: Built on the same
blueprints of the Play:1, the Sonos One is backed by a pair of Class-D
amplifiers and custom-built drivers, meticulously tuned to the speaker's unique
acoustic architecture. A single 1" tweeter creates a crisp and clear
high-frequency response, while one 3.5" mid-woofer ensures you'll hear the
faithful playback of midrange vocal frequencies plus deep, rich midbass. The
Sonos One provides pure, clean sound that is perfect for bringing room filling
music to a kitchen, bedroom, office, or just about any room in your home.
Adjustable bass & treble controls within the Sonos Controller app let you
customize your sound by individual room or groups of rooms.
Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio: The One is part of the
Sonos wireless multiroom music eco-system consisting of a family of wireless
network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single Sonos One speaker
and add more over time - including the Sonos
PLAY:3 /PLAY:5 powered speakers, the Sonos
One voice-activated speaker, the Sonos
Connect zone players, and the
PLAYBASE soundbar speakers (all sold separately). With multiple zones, you can
play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Up to 32 Sonos devices can
be connected in one system.
Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: Sonos brings great sounding
music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through
SonosNet or WiFi.
- SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: Sonos can utilize its
own SonosNet proprietary wireless mesh network technology to provides
superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensure synchronous music
playback, and avoid sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range
of the Sonos wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your
home's layout. In addition to the One, you will need a
Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via
a Ethernet cable.
- WiFi Wireless Network: Sonos can also operate over your
home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz). Because you are
connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need
to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The Sonos system's wireless
range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network.
- You cannot connect the Sonos system via both the
SonosNet proprietary mesh network and WiFi; you will need to choose one.
Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over
WiFi when applicable.
- The Sonos proprietary mesh network will provide a more
secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance.
WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices
on your network.
- WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz (you will
have to use the Sonos wireless mesh network in this case).
Ethernet Port (10/100 Mbps): In addition to built-in WiFi, the Sonos
One is equipped with one Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps). Use it to wire directly to
your router to operate Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to
provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you're using a
SonosNET Boost setup.
Music Streaming Services: Sonos gives you access to
unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite online music services, and
thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.
- Online Music Services: Sonos works seamlessly with
Google Play Music,
SoundCloud, and more;
plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service
availability varies by region.) Click
the latest online music services. (Some online services require a paid
- Music Libraries: Sonos supports playback of music from
any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network
where you have shared music folders. Sonos can play music stored on up to 16
PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network,
supporting the most popular audio formats. Sonos indexes your music folders
so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists,
albums, composers, genres, or tracks). Sonos supports the following audio
file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg
Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV
(uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
- iTunes Music: The Sonos wireless music system supports
the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account
(playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). Sonos can access your iTunes music
files from your network computer or directly from your Apple iPod iOS device
(4.0+) running the Sonos app.
Sonos Controller App: Sonos allows you to control its audio
setup, playback functions, and search features through the Sonos Controller app
iOS 9.0+ and
Android OS 4.3+ devices, or
the Sonos Controller software for
Mac OS X 10.10-up computers. The new navigation bar (My Sonos, Rooms,
Browse, Search and More) at the bottom of the app makes finding what you're
looking for effortless and moving between music quicker than ever.
- My Sonos: Organize your music with the My Sonos tab. It's the
simplest way to combine and access all the music you love. Bringing together
in one simple screen all your favorite songs, playlists, albums, podcasts
and radio stations from across your different music services.
- Now Playing: The Now Playing screen features album art
and basic playback controls. For a deeper look into the music you're
listening to, the "Info View" screen gives you artist bios, album reviews
and concert listings. See related artist suggestions to discover a new band
for your queue. You can also add to your playlists, delete songs from your
library, and share tracks to Twitter or Facebook.
- Rooms: You can choose to play different songs in different rooms,
choose to group all rooms together to hear the same music throughout your
home, or choose to group only certain rooms together for music playback. You
can also crank up the volume for each room individually or together.
- Browse & Search: Browse your music services, favorites, internet
radio, personal music library and playlists. You can browse your music content by Album, Artist, Song, or Playlist. You can even search
across all of your music services and files simultaneously, so you can find
the music you love instantly.
- More: Provides personalized & custom settings for your
Sonos system. Adjust and audio settings like bass, treble, balance, and
loudness for each room location.
Note: The Sonos device, Apple iOS/Android device, Windows
PC, and/or Mac computer must be connected to the same wireless network.
Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS): The layout of a room, and
where a speaker is placed, can have a significant impact on the sound that you
hear. Trueplay, an auto-tune app within the Sonos App, uses the microphone in
your Apple iOS device to measure how sound reflects off walls, furnishings and
other surfaces in a room, and then fine tunes the Sonos One speaker to make
sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it. The Sonos One speaker
already sounds fantastic, but Trueplay brings you even closer to how music
should sound. Completing Trueplay tuning for a room takes approximately 3
minutes from start to finish.
- Compatibility: Trueplay is compatible with the Sonos
One, Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5. In order to perform Trueplay tuning, the Sonos
app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7 or higher is required. This
includes iPhone 4s and higher, iPad 2 and higher, as well as iPod touch 5th
generation and higher. Trueplay tuning is not available if the "VoiceOver"
feature is enabled on your Apple iOS device. Trueplay is currently not
compatible with Android.
- 1Ch/1.1ch & 2Ch/2.1Ch Tuning: Trueplay can be used with
a single speaker setup, two speakers configured as a stereo pair, or either
of these configurations with the Sonos Sub added.
Note: You will need to retune the Sonos speaker using
TruePlay, if you move the speaker within the same room or to another room,
change the orientation of speaker (horizontal vs. vertical), or change the
configuration of the speaker setup (going from a single speaker to a stereo
pair for example).
Top-Panel Capacitive Touch Controls: In addition to control
through Amazon Alexa and the Sonos Controller app, the Sonos One features
top-panel capacitive touch controls. Tap the top-panel controls to play/pause
your music and turn the volume up or down, and swipe the top-panel controls to
skip to the next or previous song.
Stereo or Multichannel System Compatible: You can use two
Sonos One speakers in a stereo pair - one speaker acts as a dedicated left,
while the other speaker acts as a dedicated right. Two Sonos One speakers can
also be used to create a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience with the Sonos
sold separately) and Sub (616SUB1,
Mounting Options: You can place the Sonos One wherever you
find the sound most enjoyable. Its compact size makes it easy to place the One
on your desk, the kitchen counter, or on your nightstand. Integrated rubber feet
protect your furniture and keep the Sonos One secure. The One is even designed to withstand high humidity, such as in a
bathroom with a running shower. However, the One is not waterproof or water
Notes: There are no integrated keyholes slots, threaded
inserts, or bracket on back of the speaker to wall-mount the Sonos One.
However, you can use the Flexon
S1-WM wall-mount bracket (sold separately) which is specifically
designed to wall mount the Sonos One.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Sonos One operates on standard household current
using the supplied detachable 6.5' AC power cord. The Sonos One is not battery powered.
Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music
services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or
Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following
- High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection
for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet
service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience
playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
- If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take
advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an
Internet-based music service, you must install a wireless router in your home
network. If you don't have a wireless router, you will need to purchase and install
one before setting up your system.
- You will need the Sonos Controller application for Apple iOS 9.0+ and
Android OS 4.3+, or the Sonos Controller software program for Windows PC
7-up and Mac OS x 10.10-up.
- Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using
an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly.
Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire
- For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that
contains your personal music library collection to your home network router
using an Ethernet cable.
- Make sure all of your Sonos components have the
latest software update installed.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking
equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking
hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the
network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS.
here for a list of networking equipment that is incompatible with Sonos;
be aware that the majority of this list is made up of older networking
equipment, but may still exist as part of a home network.
Automatic Updates: The Sonos One supports free automatic
software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services
to enjoy. Simply register the One and Sonos will automatically notify you
when software updates are available through the Sonos Controller app. By simply
pressing one button your system updates itself.